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Three Odd Meters

One Piano, Four Hands Intermediate Level Composer Showcase

By Sondra Clark

1 Piano, 4 Hands - Intermediate
One Piano, Four Hands Intermediate Level Composer Showcase. Composed by Sondra Clark. Educational Piano Library. Moderately Difficult 3 piece for the Piano Ensembles event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. Softcover. 32 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.296472).

Item Number: HL.296472

ISBN 0634074016. 9x12 inches.

Pianists and audiences alike will find these imaginative duets immediately appealing.

With Poulenc-like playfulness, 3+3+4 combines groups of eighth notes in a rhythmically unconventional way. Players will revel in its wry humor and bright, outgoing manner. Timing: 1:47.

A waltz with a 5/8 time signature? Yes! Pentatempo Waltz trips the light fantastic, sweeping across the ballroom with elegance and grace. What a delight to perform in this meter! Timing: 2:54.

Two-Timing plays with the similarities and differences between 6/8 and 3/4, with the music shifting between the two meters flexibly and often. Most often the two parts have the same meter, but in a few instances the players must pit 6/8 against 3/4 simultaneously, creating a real situation of “two-timing.” Timing: 1:31.

This collection makes outstanding recital fare or studio ensemble pieces for intermediate-level pianists with the requisite technical skills and musical imagination.

  • Pentatempo Waltz 
  • Two-Timing 
  • 3+3+4 

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  • October 12, 2007 Fun music to play

    This is fun - not too easy, but not very difficult. Interesting rhythms. I bought all of Sondra Clark's duets and they are all enjoyable. Would be a good teacher/student work.

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